Forest Walks and more

Forest Walks and more

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Car Parking Charges

Daily parking charges now apply at some of the Forest Car parks. The system is cashless, accepting payments via RingGo.  Whilst 14 have been set up to date, additional Forest Car parks will introduce charging throughout the next year.

For Waymarked walk Maps, please click here

 

Discovering the Forest north of High Beach

Sunday 21 November 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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​A longer walk with Neil Glucksmann-Smith to explore Great Monk Wood, St Thomas’ Quarters and more. Please bring some snacks with you and walking poles if you like. End time shown is the maximum time, we are likely to finish a little earlier.

Meet: Epping Forest Visitor Centre, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AF. Grid Ref: TQ413982 What3words: badly.wide.inch

A Christmas Trail through the Forest

Sunday 12 December 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Join Judy Adams for a walk around High Beach, visiting Big View, the Verderers’ Path, the General’s ride and more.  Try your hand at the quiz. Families welcome.

Mince pies and drinks provided at the end.

Meet and park:  At the car park adjacent to the Epping Forest Visitor Centre. Please ensure that you collect a pass from the Visitor Centre.
Epping Forest Visitor Centre, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AF. Grid Ref: TQ413982 What3words: badly.wide.inch

 

Woodford's Forest remnants - a linear walk

Sunday 13 February10:30 am – 12:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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A walk with Georgina Green along Woodford High Road looking at the way the medieval settlement at Woodford Row gradually encroached upon the surrounding Forest land.

Meet: At the Horse & Well Public House on Woodford High Road. Start point accessible from Woodford underground station on the Central Line. Grid Ref for the start: IG8 0PS What3words:remove.clever.expose

End point: At Mill Plain opposite the end of Chelmsford Road. Bus no.20 runs the whole route. Or walk back to Woodford Station.

The Lost Roads

Sunday 24 April 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Join Verderer Michael Chapman to explore the lost roads of the northern parishes of the Forest. Enjoy good views of the City in one direction and the Hertfordshire ridge in the other.

Meet: Gooseberry Hall, Epping Green. Access via Carters Lane, from Epping Upland CofE Primary School and then follow Open Garden Signs. Grid Ref TL435502 What3words: track.heavy.nobody

Discovering the Forest's splendid beech woods

Sunday 20 March 10:30 am – 12.30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Come and enjoy the beechwoods of the Forest for our winter walk led by naturalist Judy Adams. We hope to have a view of some deer. Suitable for families.

Meet: Meet at Jack’s Hill car park southside of Coppice Row (B172), Theydon Bois. Grid Ref: TQ436996 What3words: waddle.asks.heats Accessible by foot from Theydon Bois underground station on the Central Line.

 

Upcoming programme

We’re working on detailed pages, with maps, etc, so check back soon.

Meanwhile, visit us at the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AF, Grid-Ref: TQ412981

About our walks

We have organised walks in the Forest for nearly 50 years. Our Celebration walk  began in 1978. Download one of the earlier publications about the walk, by clicking here.